This past weekend, I felt emotionally rescued by my friend Andrea. She picked me up all the way from Arlington Heights. She and her three daughters who are like nieces to me brought me so much comfort. I’ve been quarantining alone, being extremely vigilant, as I know she has. We remained like that at her …

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It’s been a busy week in my world. On Tuesday night, I celebrated my friend Sarah’s birthday at The Press Room in the West Loop. I had been there once before for cocktails with my friends Britt and Kylie, but we did not order any food. This time, of course, we did. We ordered several small plates …

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Warning: spoiler alerts! On Saturday night, I watched the much-talked-about Netflix documentary, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Directed by Geno McDermott, I found this three-part docuseries to be fascinating, but also frustratingly inconclusive and lacking evidentiary support. Still, I think it’s worth a watch considering its commentary on mental disease, identity crises, and one …

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I have a few unrelated subjects floating around in my brain so I figured it would be best to do another addition of my Smörgåsbord series. This makes number six, so let’s get started, shall we? Marianne This week, I watched Netflix’s French horror series, Marianne, directed by Samuel Bodin and starring Victoria du Bois …

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I have made many television, podcast, and other media recommendations in the past, but this is different. It’s important. I strongly believe that everyone should watch Netflix’s limited series, Unbelievable, about the true story of an 18-year-girl accused of lying about her rape and the two female detectives that investigate a series of rapes with a …

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True crime dominates my podcast listening. The Last Podcast on The Left maintains its foothold as #1 in my heart with their well researched (and hysterically conveyed) episodes covering everything from killers, historical tragedies, aliens, cryptids, magic, to paranormal activity. There is, however, a newer podcast to me that’s been in production since 2017. It’s …

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It’s been a while! You may or may not have noticed, but I recently enjoyed a much needed vacation out of town. Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I traveled with friends to Savannah, Georgia and experienced one of the country’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades. Upon our exit from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, I …

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In order to distract myself from a rather awful string of luck at work, I decided to dive head first into Amazon Prime’s four-part docu-series, Lorena, about the sensational case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt. I was first made aware of this by the guys of Last Podcast on the Left in one of …

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